Faith, Race, and the Reconciliation Movement with Will Smith

In this episode, Jen is joined by fellow podcaster, Will Smith of Let’s Talk. Will is a Youth Pastor who holds a degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling, and in this episode, he talks about growing up in the church, his frustration with the racial reconciliation movement, and how people can better approach race, faith, and unity. For more from Will, you can follow him on Instagram at @pastorwill_

Practical Insights Into Anti-Racism with Andre Henry.

This week’s special guest is Andre Henry. Andre is a writer and speaker with a passion for racial justice. He writes a weekly email giving practical insight on antiracism and nonviolent social change.

In this episode, Andre joins Jen to talk about the power of everyday people and the importance of doing the work to create the world we want to see. He talked about what activated his own journey into anti-racism, why hope is essential in this movement, and how people can come together to build the world they want to live in.

How To Be Less Stupid About Race Book Discussion with Myisha T From Check Your Privilege

In this episode, Myisha T from Check Your Privilege joins Jen to discuss the book How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming. The book is a must-read for anyone stepping into anti-racism work. Listen in as Jen and Myisha talk about their own experiences in anti-racism conversations and share their takeaways from the book.

An excerpt from the Beacon Press Website sums it up well: “Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance—and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change.”

Juneteenth History and Celebration with Historian Brigette Jones

Brigette Jones is back! She is a Historian and the Director of African American Studies at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee. On today’s episode, Brigette takes us through the history of Juneteenth, the importance of making it a nationally recognized holiday, and tells us how we can all celebrate and appreciate this holiday.

The Importance of Representation in History Museums with Historian Brigette Jones

In this episode, Brigette Jones, Historian and Director of African American Studies at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee joins Jen to talk about the importance of increasing African American representation in historical settings, the power of looking to history to heal our nation, common misconceptions about the North vs. the South, and much more. 

Moving Toward Humanity Part 2 with Marcie Walker From Black Coffee With White Friends

Join Jen and Marcie for part 2 of their conversation. Marcie Walker is the writer, creator, and creative behind the wildly popular website and Instagram page- Black Coffee With White Friends. In this episode, Marcie talks about having parents who grew up during Jim Crow and how that may have impacted their parenting, what happened when she shared honestly about race and racism with a larger audience, how to engage conversations about race with healthy boundaries, and an exciting new project that she is preparing to share with the world!